Death Notices

Marjorie Louise Kelly
July 01, 1933 – September 24, 2021

kellyM. Louise Tatum (Barham) Kelly, age 88 of Bastrop, LA, was escorted by angels through the gates of Heaven on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10:37 PM following a long and fulfilling life.

She lived much of the late 1940s through the 1970s in Oak Ridge, LA, attending Oak Ridge High School, assisting in the Barham’s Store and supporting her children in their school, dancing, outdoor and sports activities. Also, assisting with the care of her parents, Claude S. and Mary Eta Tatum as well as her parent-in-laws, R.E. and Emma Barham, of Oak Ridge, LA.

When her children grew up and left the nest in the mid-1970s, she moved to Monroe, LA and then on to Bastrop, LA where she spent many years working in retail businesses in Morehouse and Ouachita parishes. She also spent several years working at the Wal-Mart in Jonesboro, LA. Then partially retired, she worked a few years for Securit Security Services in West Monroe, LA.

She is survived by her children, David W. Barham, Richard Michael “Mike” Barham and Sharon Elizabeth Barham Carter; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild. She is also survived by a sister, Myrtis Lambert; 3 brothers, Robert C. Tatum, Ben Tatum and Billy E. Tatum,and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her love of 43 years, Charles W. Kelly; parents, Claude E and Mary Etta Tatum; brother, Thomas Claude Tatum; sisters, Mary Ann Johnson, Lula May Sharbano, Helen Smith and Rachel Gaberial and grandson Jessie Barham.

Funeral services were held at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro, LA on Tuesday, September 28th,with Reverend James Barham officiating. Interment followed at Harmony Grove Cemetery, near Dodson, under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Honoring Mrs. Kelly by serving as pallbearers were Zac Carter, Steven Mims, Scott Brown, James Barham, Josh Carter and Jason Barham.

Kevin Lane Taylor
September 25, 1968 – September 14, 2021

taylorKevin Lane Taylor, age 52, of Readhimer, LA traveled through Heaven’s gates to meet his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Kevin was a Magellan Midstream Partner out of Gibson, Louisiana. He was also a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church and he truly enjoyed to fellowship with family and friends. He will be best remembered for his true passion in life and that was caring and cooking for others. He was very loved and will be missed by so many.

Those left to cherish his memory is his brother, Hue Myrle Taylor and Pam; sister, Kathy Taylor Guilliams; niece, Dayna Yocum; nephews, Darren Yocum and Suzanne, Delaine Yocum, Nicholas Taylor and Tara, Justin Taylor and Lindsay, Elijah Guilliams and Erica; 17 great nieces and nephews; a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Huey P. and Glennie Muriel (Hawkins) Taylor; sister, Bonnie Faye (Taylor) Yocum; brother in law, James Kelly Guilliams.

Funeral services were held at Briarwood Baptist Church in Saline on Saturday, September 25, 2021 with Reverend Nicholas Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Strange Cemetery in Readheimer, LA under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers were Erin Barnett, Todd Weaver, Wayne Durbin, Brad Weaver, Client Coleman, Kenneth Morgan, Jason Blewer, Josh Hawkins, Brandon Watkins, Nick Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers were Shane Hawkins, Shawn Barnett, Scottie Barnett, LC Barnett.

David Jackson
February 19, 1967 – September 12, 2021

jacksonDavid Levon Jackson was born to the late Marion Jackson Sr., and Sarah M. Nolley Jackson on February 19, 1967. He accepted Christ at an early age at Saint Mary Baptist Church and attended Shady Grove High School, graduating with the class of 1985. He later joined the United States Army before retiring and moving to Houston, Texas.

David met and married Shawna Hall Jackson on March 28, 2013 in Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents Marion Jackson Sr., and Sarah M. Nolley Jackson; Three brothers: Al Andrew Jackson Sr., McArthur Jackson, and Marvin Lee Jackson.

Those left to cherish the loving memories of David; his wife Shawna Hall Jackson; Three Daughters: Keuana, Kristian, and Kamara Jackson all of Wimauma, Florida; One son: Noah Jackson of Houston, Texas. Five grandchildren: Janiya Wheeler, Jakobi Wheeler Jr., Jaliya Wheeler, Tamare’ Williams and Mackenzie Jackson; Brothers: Oliver (Barbara), Carl, Marion Jr., and Lee Jackson all of Saline, Louisiana; Sisters: Rosa Jackson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Joyce Vincent (Eric) of Garner, North Carolina, Mary Burks (Yamada) of Arcadia, Louisiana; Aunt: Willie B. Williams of Jonesboro, Louisiana; Mother-in-Law: Myrtle Spaulding of Kansas City. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A graveside service under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro was held at the Shady Grove Cemetery in Saline, LA on Saturday, September 25th. 


Bobby Mixon Bradshaw
October 13, 1935 – September 18, 2021

bradshawBobby Mixon Bradshaw, 85, passed away on September 18, 2021, in Richmond, Texas. She was born to Douglas and Muriel Mixon on October 19, 1935, in Ruston, Louisiana. Bobby was preceded in death by her parents  Douglas and Muriel Mixon, husband Robert S. Bradshaw, Sr., and brother Jack Mixon.

After graduating Valedictorian of Jonesboro – Hodge High School, Bobby worked as a stenographer and secretary for Lion Oil Company in Eldorado, Arkansas, and Midland, Texas. Later in life, Bobby was
an office manager for several doctors and dentists in Katy, Texas.

Bobby met her beloved Bob in Midland, and they were blessed with two sons and 38 years of marriage. Bobby and Bob eventually settled in Katy, Texas, where they served as active members of the First Baptist Church and later rejoiced in the birth of their grandson, Brian.

Bobby loved being a grandmother, reading, tennis, international travel, and sharing her life’s stories with family and friends. Although she struggled with chronic illness, Bobby kept the faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her sons and family rejoice, knowing she is now resting in God’s eternal

Bobby is survived by her sons Robert S. Bradshaw, Jr., of Katy, Texas, John R. Bradshaw and wife Cathy of Boerne, Texas, grandson John B. Bradshaw of Brownsville, Texas, brother Jim Mixon of Sterlington, Louisiana, and many nieces and nephews in Texas, Louisiana, and Australia.

A graveside funeral service was held Friday, September 24, 2021, at 10:00 A.M., at the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Friendship, Louisiana, with Reverend Robert Leach officiating.



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